Action Figures

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,352: Sabine Wren (The Black Series)

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, March 15, 2017

If you enjoy life,  you'll probably want Sabine Wren.  This 6-inch action figure is a Rebel Mandalorian artist with four accessories and some amazing paint operations on her armor.  And working holsters.  And a removable helmet with an articulated rangefinder - even Boba and Jango don't have that.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,351: Snowtrooper (The Black Series)

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Still hard to find, the Snowtrooper has barely showed up in any stores - but you can get it online.  It has two blasters and just enough mud on his boots that I assume you're going to dig it.  I'd love it if you could army build it, but that seems unlikely right now.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,350: Scarif Stormtrooper Squad Leader (The Black Series)

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, March 8, 2017

While the line was small, Rogue One brought us a lot of really cool figures last year like this Scarif Stormtrooper Squad Leader.  The 6-inch figure has a lot of color, plenty of articulation, and just enough paint on the gun to be interesting.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,349: Baze Malbus (The Black Series)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, March 7, 2017

This bigger Baze Malbus figure is in circulation now - if you're lucky enough to find one. (Just get it online.)  It has a huge gun and great articulation, plus rather large hair.  There's also an easily lost accessory in the mix!   You know you want one - read on.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,348: Chirrut Imwe (The Black Series)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, March 2, 2017

If you didn't get the 6-inch version of Chirrut Imwe, you totally should.  The cloth robes, the great articulation, and the surprisingly well-engineered lightbow all make for a great figure.    Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,347: Imperial Death Trooper (Target, The Black Series)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, February 28, 2017

If you aren't yet sick of seeing the Imperial Death Trooper figures, Target has one too - theirs is in a gift set with a figure you want and another figure you already have.  This 6-inch trooper has distinctive gear over its armor, which means it's the version you want.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,346: R5-K6 (The Black Series)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, February 23, 2017

Hey, it's R5-K6!  The red robot is a new mold only seen at Toys R Us so far - but R5-D4 is coming next.   Should you get it?  I hope you already did - they're starting to vanish from Toys R Us in my neck of the woods already.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,345: R7-F5 (The Black Series)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Hey, it's R7-F5! I'm on a plane so I wrote these up in advance so you could have something to read.  Its orange and I like it.  I hope you like it too.  Read on!

Hasbro Toy Fair: The Black Series 6-Inch Star Wars Action Figures

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, February 18, 2017

3282 If you love The Black Series 6-inch action figures, goodish news - you don't have a lot new to buy.  Most of the figures from the non-vintage packaging were revealed at Comic-Con last year in San Diego, so the most interesting things here are packaged samples of Hera Syndulla, Qui-Gon Jinn, Lando Calrissian, the Emperor's Royal Guard, and of course the Tusken Raider.

Hasbro Toy Fair: 3 3/4-Inch Star Wars Action Figures

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, February 18, 2017

3253 While at Toy Fair, Hasbro neglected to mention its core 3 3/4-inch line in the presentation.  At all.  There wasn't even a nod to it, but product is expected for The Last Jedi and there was more shown in the booth than we've seen previously.  While rumors swirl around the next batch of the Death Trooper, Shoretrooper, Lt. Sefla, Admiral Raddus, Galen Erso, and Fenn Rau, I didn't hear or overhear much during my brief time in the showrooms.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,344: Imperial Death Trooper (Rogue One Line Look)

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, February 15, 2017

If you're a fan of the Imperial Death Trooper, you have many options.  3 3/4-inch figure collectors have four different versions from which to choose so far, this being the latest of them with special ops gear and a big retractable claw weapon.  It's neat.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,343: Shoretrooper (Rogue One Line Look)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Today it's the wave 3 Shoretrooper!  I haven't seen it in person in a store yet, but you can get them online - or if you're lucky, in stores.   Is the new grunt worthwhile?  I think so.  Read on!

Star Wars Goes Metal - Again

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, February 9, 2017

If you're very old, you may remember Hasbro's Titanium Series Forged Figures a few years ago - die-cast metal (and plastic) figures packaged in plastic domes for about $15.  The format is back, taking a cue from Unleashed and the 3 3/4-inch 2002 Saga line with swooshes and blast effects - and cool display stands.   Hasbro says:

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STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 3.75-INCH TITANIUM SERIES Figure Assortment
(Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $14.99/Available: Spring 2017)
This highly detailed scale of action figures allows fans to recreate epic scenes from STAR WARS EPISODE IV: A NEW HOPE. Inspired by the 40th Anniversary of the first STAR WARS film, each iconic figure represents a notable character, including DARTH VADER, HAN SOLO, LUKE SKYWALKER, PRINCESS LEIA, and OBI-WAN KENOBI, in impeccable movie-real design. Each figure features a dynamic, double-sided backdrop and character-specific accessory, allowing fans to recreate iconic moments. Even better, collect each individual backdrop to piece together a bigger STAR WARS scene. Each figure sold separately. Available at most major retailers and on HasbroToyShop.com.

Hasbro's New Star Wars The Black Series Centerpiece Collection

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, February 9, 2017

3244 If you liked Unleashed figures from 2002-2007, you're going to love the more expensive, heavier, and electronic boxed The Black Series Centerpiece Collection.  The roughly 6-inch scale statues are...well, let's let Hasbro take it away:

STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES CENTERPIECE Figure
(Ages 14 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $49.99/Available: Fall 2017)
Showcase some of the most incredible STAR WARS battle scenes like never before! Each CENTERPIECE Figure Dramatic Moments collection features iconic scenes enhanced with premium light and sound effects. Look for the LUKE SKYWALKER figure inspired by the battle from STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK. Each figure sold separately. Available at most major retailers and on HasbroToyShop.com.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,342: Grand Admiral Thrawn (Rebels, Rogue One Line Look)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, February 9, 2017

3241 It's Grand Admiral Thrawn!  It's the first time he's been sold on an individual card this century, and it's his debut figure from Star Wars Rebels

He has a holster, a blaster, and a giant rocket launcher - maybe it's not exactly what you saw on TV, but at least they got the blue right.  And he has a nice paint job.  And dark blue hair.  Read on!